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Can you get your tubes untied in tubal ligation?

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In some cases, it’s possible to reverse tubal ligation. But it’s major surgery that requires a couple of days in a hospital. There is a good chance that you might not be able to get it reversed. It depends on what method of tubal ligation you got, how long ago that was, and whether your tubes are too damaged to undo it. Reversing a tubal ligation increases your likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy when compared to patients who have not had previous tubal surgery. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is in the fallopian tube instead of in the uterus. It is a life-threatening condition.

From: What Is Tubal Ligation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Female Sterilization Fact Sheet.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Tubal Ligation Reversal.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 08, 2016

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SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Female Sterilization Fact Sheet.”

University of Wisconsin Health: “Tubal Ligation Reversal.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 08, 2016

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